Visit the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, and the Hanging Church with a full-day, private history tour of Cairo led by an Egyptologist guide. Learn about ancient history and Egypt’s Christian heritage on a trip that includes entrance fees, round-trip hotel transfer, a camel ride, lunch, and transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi.
Begin with an 8am pickup at your hotel in Cairo or Giza, and travel to the Giza Plateau, which overlooks the Nile River. Take in views of the three Giza Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, and explore the Giza Plateau the traditional way: mount a camel for a 25-minute ride through the sand at the base of the pyramids. Visit the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx, then pause for lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Continue to the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll find the largest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world, from religious statues to jewelry, mummies, and the contents of excavated royal tombs. See some of the highlights of the vast collection, following your guide through rooms dedicated to mummy portraits and King Tut’s jewelry, with the option to see the Royal Mummy room at an additional cost.
Enter the walls of Old Cairo, as your guide shares stories about the Roman Fortress of Babylon, the Hanging Church, and the Church of Abu Serga, where Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are said to have stayed during their time in Egypt. Visit the 4th-century church, which is also known as the ‘Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church,’ to see Coptic imagery and architecture.
This tour concludes after visiting the church, with return transfer to your hotel.